Summer Scholarship

The application for Summer 2020 is now closed.


CCAS Summer Scholarship


Columbian College offers summer scholarships through the CCAS Dean’s Summer Scholarship program.

Questions about the CCAS Dean's Summer Scholarship should be sent to [email protected].

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must:

  • Be a current undergraduate CCAS student in good standing (CCAS must be the applicant’s primary school).
  • Receive need-based financial aid (not student loans) during the regular academic year.
  • Be registered for CCAS summer course(s).
  • Have submitted a current FAFSA form for the 2019 - 2020 academic year.

Please note: Students may apply for multiple sources of financial aid; however, students who receive summer financial aid from other GW sources cannot also receive the CCAS Dean's Summer Scholarship.

About the Award

The CCAS Dean's Summer Scholarship can be used for all CCAS summer courses. Funding is limited, but priority will be given to students who are taking courses for G-PAC or major requirements.

Students who receive summer financial aid from other GW sources (e.g., Summer Academy) cannot also receive the CCAS Dean's Summer Scholarship.

How to Apply

  1. Register for CCAS summer course(s).
    This step is very important, as one of the factors considered is the coursework the student intends to take and why. Payment is not required at the time of course registration. Decisions will be sent in time for students to drop the courses with no financial or academic penalty. Applications by students who have not registered for summer classes will be denied.
  2. During the application period, submit a CCAS Dean's Summer Scholarship application form for each course.

Important Dates

  • The 2020 application is now closed.
  • The application for the CCAS Dean's Summer Scholarship opened March 2, 2020.
  • The application closed April 15, 2020, at midnight.

Summer Scholarship FAQs

If you have additional questions about the Summer Scholarship, please email [email protected].

Yes, applying for other scholarships or aid will not impact the decision to award the scholarships. If you are fortunate enough to get more than one offer, you should accept whichever offer is best for you.

You may register and apply for the Summer Scholarship for as many courses as you wish. However, funds are limited. It is unlikely that anyone will get enough money to pay for multiple courses.

It is hard to say at this point, and each case is different. The purpose of the scholarship is to help the greatest number of students possible. However, funds are limited. Last year, the vast majority of students who received the Summer Scholarship got enough aid to pay for one credit. A few got enough to pay for multiple credits. That being said, if you qualify, apply. It costs nothing and you are under no obligation.

Yes, each year is different. There is no reason someone couldn’t receive a scholarship more than once. Even if you did not receive a scholarship last year, or were offered one and turned it down, feel free to apply.

No. No tuition will be due until the first day of the summer session in which the class is being taught. Students who register for a CCAS summer class in order to apply for the scholarship and later decide to drop the class will owe nothing, as long as the course is dropped prior to the first day of the session.

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